Category Archives: Hands Employed Aright

‘Hands Employed Aright’ Indeed

I’ve read Joshua Klein’s new book “Hands Employed Aright” at least five times to complete the index and also for pleasure. It is one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year. To say that Jonathan Fisher, the … Continue reading

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Chairs by Jonathan Fisher

This is an excerpt from “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher” by Joshua A. Klein. The first chair Fisher recorded making was in December 1802. This “small chair,” probably for children, seems to have been a trial run for … Continue reading

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Now in Store: ‘Hands Employed Aright’

You can now place a pre-publication order for Joshua Klein’s “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847).” The book is $57, which includes domestic shipping, and should ship to customers in early or mid-August. All pre-publication orders … Continue reading

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The Final Touches on ‘Hands Employed Aright’

Joshua Klein’s biography of Jonathan Fisher, “Hands Employed Aright,” needs only a few tweaks today before it goes into production with our prepress agency. With any luck, the finished book should be in our hands in early August. Even though … Continue reading

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The Unvarnished Brilliance of Jonathan Fisher

Editor’s Note: In addition to making the last edits to the book, we’re working on some final approvals from museums, the index and the cover. We hope to offer pre-publication ordering in August. Late into the nights and early in … Continue reading

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Four Years with Fisher

A couple weeks ago, Mike Updegraff and I had a Mortise & Tenon booth at the Fine Woodworking Live event. During that weekend, attendees asked how long my Jonathan Fisher book project had been under way. Someone said they hadn’t … Continue reading

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The Making of a Workshop Painting

Editor’s note: One of the ridiculous and wonderful things we did for Joshua Klein’s book “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Production of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847)” is to commission a painting of Fisher in his workshop. Klein came up with the … Continue reading

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